The Seattle Composers Alliance

We are a non-profit professional organization made up of working composers, students, and others interested in professional music composition. The SCA was created so that composers could gather with their peers in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and share knowledge, experience and information. But we also have an agenda: special forums and seminars of interest to our members; expanding Seattle’s reputation as a center for musical creativity; and educational outreach to our community.

Events

SCA Spring Demo Derby!

When: Sunday, April 26th, 2015 2-5 PM.
Where: Seattle Film Institute Theater
3210 16th Ave West, Seattle, WA 98119

Great get together with other composers. Talk shop, talk gear, talk technique, show off your projects on the big screen at the SFI Theater. Plan on being able to set up your thing, explain in less than 30 seconds, play your piece, show your development, and have questions and dismantling finished in 10 minutes so everyone can have a shot. Extra points for pieces that scroll and showing real projects. You will need to have a miniDVI plug or similar, and a 1/8 inch stereo jack out of your system. If you have questions, just ask at the PNWFMC Derby page or also at the SCA Facebook page.

The main activity will include a “derby” in which we will show-and-tell and discuss our work. Time allotments per members will be determined by how many want to show. I’m hoping everyone who wants to show will get to show, but it will depend upon the numbers, of course. Make sure you RSVP early. We can always do more of these, so if you don’t get to show this time, you will next time.

The 2015 Spring Fling! March 9, 2015!!!!!

SCA_2015_springfling_flyerThe Seattle Composers Alliance Presents The 2015 Spring Fling

The Seattle Composers Alliance proudly presents The Spring Fling at The Royal Room on March 9, 2015. Festivities begin at 7pm, featuring live music from the Industrial Revelation Trio, the Tim Carey Quartet, Alchymeia, and Aslan Rife, a silent-auction, and generous door prizes, which in the past have includes gift certificates, musical instruments, full software packages and bundles, and much more from companies like MOTU, Metric Halo, iZotope, and Soundiron.

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Tickets include 1 drink, 1 appetizer + a gift bag and are available for $25 advance / $30 at the door. This year, we are introducing a gift bag for all of our attendees, including discounts at local music-related businesses, small gifts, and some of our finest pointers on what to look for as a composer in our upcoming year, both locally and beyond.

Please come join us for a fantastic evening! We look forward to sharing this event with you, see you there!

The Seattle Composers Alliance Presents The 2015 Spring Fling at The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave S). Music starts at 7, first raffle at 8.

 

SCA Year in Review + New Website Announcement!

The Seattle Composers Alliance continues to be a dynamic presence in our local composer community. In 2014 under the Board of Directors’ leadership with Brad Hawkins serving as President, the SCA presented several educational workshops and seminars including an oboe techniques seminar with Brent Hages, tablet and mobile technology with Brian Monroney, and a lecture on the making of the Forza 5 soundtrack with Lance Hayes. Also offered were gatherings for in-depth study of existing scores such as works of John Williams with LA composer Norman Ludwin, and Ravel’s ballet Daphnis et Chloé with study materials provided by Ron Jones and led by Eric Nielsen and Eric Goetz.
A special presentation on writing for string quartet with Kenneth Benshoof paved the way for SCA’s First Annual International Call for Scores Competition: Works for String Quartet, with ten winning scores selected by blind jury performed and recorded live at The Chapel performance space at the Good Shepherd Center – winners to be announced soon.
The SCA strives to be a visible presence and valued resource for local filmmakers, and again participated in the 2014 Local Sightings Film Festival at Northwest Film Forum, choosing Best Original Score for both feature length and short film and presenting cash prizes to the talented winning composers.  SCA also sponsored the film Lady Be Good at 2014 SIFF, and held a Meet and Greet following the World Premiere. SCA members also participated as panelists at various game and film industry conferences.
Among the important events of 2014 was a successful fundraising auction, Swing into Spring Soirée, with an online auction portion new for 2014. Proceeds of this fundraiser make possible the continuance of our outreach programs as well as a complete overhaul of the SCA website, soon to bring you even better access to resources and information as well as a revised discussion mailing list.  Expect this in the first months of 2015.
The Seattle Composers Alliance is a non-profit professional organization made up of working composers, students, and others interested in professional music composition. The SCA was created so that composers could gather with their peers in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and share knowledge, experience and information. Included in its mission are special forums and seminars of interest to members; expanding Seattle’s reputation as a center for musical creativity; and educational outreach to the Seattle community.
SCA is gearing up for another exciting year of outreach, including a Second Annual International Call for Scores. Please bring your questions and curiosity to any and all of our upcoming events!

Opportunities

January: Two “Find a Composer” Opportunities

The information in this post is for members only. If you have a current membership to the Seattle Composers Alliance, please sign in to the website to view the member-only text of this post.

Disclaimer: This information was gathered from the SCA Find a Composer web form, and appears in this post as entered, or edited with additional information by an SCA representative with information provided by the submitter. The SCA makes no warranty as to the content of this post. Proceed at your own discretion.

December: Two “Find A Composer” Opportunities

The information in this post is for members only. If you have a current membership to the Seattle Composers Alliance, please sign in to the website to view the member-only text of this post.

Disclaimer: This information was gathered from the SCA Find a Composer web form, and appears in this post as entered, or edited with additional information by an SCA representative with information provided by the submitter. The SCA makes no warranty as to the content of this post. Proceed at your own discretion.

Two “Find A Composer” Opportunities!

The information in this post is for members only. If you have a current membership to the Seattle Composers Alliance, please sign in to the website to view the member-only text of this post.

Disclaimer: This information was gathered from the SCA Find a Composer web form, and appears in this post as entered. The SCA makes no warranty as to the content of this post. Proceed at your own discretion.

News

  • Welcome to the new SCA site! (9/13/2011) - Hello everyone! It's been a long time coming, but the new Seattle Composers Alliance website is finally here! We've created this site using Wordpress, so it's much easier to keep it fresh and exciting, and we have a new webhost as well, which allows us to post more content for members and non-members. [...]

Sponsors

The SCA is grateful for the support of the following individuals and companies:
EMP Museum
Studio X
Audio Logic

Caffe Vita
Cinematic Strings
CineSamples

Clatter & Din
The Drum Exchange
Five Ash Music and Piano Tuning
Focal Press
Focusrite
Groove3
The Guitar Store
Brad Hawkins
iZotope
MakeMusic
Hummie Mann
Metric Halo
Mirror Sound
Brian Monroney
Michaud Savage
MOTU
Native Instruments
Olympic Marimba Records and Productions
Output
The Piano Studio
Robert Puff
Seattle Film Institute
Seattle International Film Festival
Seattle Modern Orchestra
Seattle Symphony
Sonokinetic
SoundIron
Summit Consultation and Custom Sales
Teatro Zinzanni
Theo Chocolate
Toontrack
Doug Zangar
Wenda Zonnefeld